Modeling and animating a 3D butterfly to look like origami.

We were testing out a few techniques for one of our clients and we modeled this butterfly and the entire scene within Cinema 4D. We scanned several different types of paper and designed UV maps for our models. We then wrapped the textures, added a bit of magic (render settings) to add realism to our renders.

Paper Butterfly (Cinema 4D)

Paper Butterfly (Cinema 4D)

We were also testing a few different 3D camera effects that add some parallax to the animation. We used a common film production technique called ‘The Dolly Zoom’. The effect is achieved by zooming a zoom lens to adjust the angle of view, while moving the camera forward/backwards so it looks like the camera isn’t moving. The end result was this animation.

 

 

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